Henry VIII

Was She Guilty? Or Was She A Victim?

475 years ago today, Catherine Howard was beheaded, after being found guilty of adultery while married to Henry VIII. Historians argue over whether the queen was really guilty, or a merely bubble-headed object manipulated for political gain.  The verdict on that question is still out. I have a tenuous connection with Catherine Howard, as I […]

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Henry VIII Lives On.

Henry Tudor died 466 years ago today, but because of all he achieved in his life, his influence lives on. Most people tend to remember Henry because of his six wives, his obesity, and the fact that he split the Roman Catholic church asunder and formed the Church of England just so he could marry

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